Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sneezy, Itchy, Watery Eyes!

Now I know why I enjoy fall so much. It's allergy season again!

It was another busy weekend again. It always seems like when summer rolls around that with more daylight hours we find more that needs to be done.

We had a busy day Saturday at church as everyone that could came and painted fences, went through a few things, repainted a Sunday School classroom and did a lot of organizing.

This afternoon I mowed the lawn and finished up planting a few more flowers and bushes. Just as I was finishing and the sun was sinking low the phone rings and low and behold it's Danny needing help. Good thing for cell phones or he would have been walking.

He was trying to put some more dirt on the dam of the back pond and just about slid in. With the recent rains we have had the pond is full and the dam needed some reinforcing. With a little help from yours truly we had him back on solid ground in no time.

I've been doing some painting outside just giving the lawn furniture a touch of paint and thought it would be nice to have a little birdbath. It was super simple and if you have a clay pot and saucer you can make one, too.

All you need is a
Clay pot
Clay saucer
Acrylic paint
foam brush
glue (I used gorilla glue)
clear spray

Paint your pot and saucer ( I left the portion I was going to glue together unpainted). Glue the saucer on top of upside down clay pot. Place a heavy object on top for a couple of hours while glue dries. Spray with clear spray let dry.

Now I have a simple little birdbath that all the lil' birds can enjoy!

I found a moment and updated my LPS shop seems like the 1st and the 15th comes around so fast.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Primitive Sampler
*~H is for Home~*

My primitive sampler can be done in redwork, needle punch, rug hooking, or any of your favorite forms of art. A free little doodle from me to you!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Lil' PuP named "DAISY"

Our newest lil' addition here on the farm is "Daisy" a mix of Great Pyrenese and Border Collie and she is one roly poly lil' pup. We picked her up over at my Mom and Dad's this evening. Mom and Dad kept two of her brothers. I'm sure Sloan is going to enjoy having a pup to play with.

We had a very busy weekend around the farm planting shade trees and having Sloan over on Saturday. He enjoyed playing in the little swimming pool and with the help of his PaPa they soaked me with the waterhose. Boys will be boys no matter what age!

Sloan loves tractors and he had his first ride in the big green tractor. He loved every minute of it.

The weather has been so nice that I've been trying to catch up on the gardening and flowerbeds and I got a bit burnt, oh well more freckles!

For those doing the primitive sampler I'll have another doodle tomorrow!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, May 22, 2009

A Treasure Came Today!

I received the most wonderful gift in the mail today. It is a wedding fraktur handmade and designed by Debbie St. Germain of Woolen Sails. Debbie offered one of two patterns on the USAPRIM group on eBay to the members to do up as a needle punch or hooked piece and then she offered a prize once the challenge was finished. Now that's what I call winning twice...once with the patterns and second with this beautiful fraktur. The detail is so amazing and the frame is a rustic painted wood and looks beautiful on my barn red wall.

I hope to have this wonderful treasure passed down through the generations. If you get a chance be sure and stop over at her blog and see the many different types of handmade works of art she does. She does so many wonderful things.

Big Hugs to you Debbie. I just love the wedding fraktur!

Happy Trails...Ginger

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Primitive Sampler
*G is for Goat*

Another quick lil' doodle for the primitive sampler quilt. Feel free to use it for redwork, needle punch, or rug hooking.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, May 18, 2009

Hooray It's Monday!

This weekend was spent a great deal away from home. We were invited to a baseball game and had a great time spent with our daughter Jenn and her hubby JJ and his parents.

Sunday after church we spent the day with Danny's sister and brother~in~law putting down flooring.

I did manage to sneak in some time finishing up a hooked flag rug. It is plain and simple but goes just fine by our back door.

I also put together a quick needle punch in the patriotic them for a washboard and put it by our washer and dryer.

Today was busy as usual. Sloan came for the day and we made a quick trip into town to have lunch with his Mom and then we were off to buy a lil' boy a watermelon. He does love watermelon. A great part of the afternoon was spent outside chasing balls and playing with tractors.

Hope you had a great Monday!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Quilt Top Winner Is!

The winner of the two lap~sized quilt tops is Cassie. She doesn't have a blog at this time. I'm sure she'll enjoy finishing them up!

We have been without internet service here for the last few days. Storms blew in Wednesday evening and there went the service. Tonight is suppose to be another stormy one. The temperatures have soared into the high 80's and a little boy has been enjoying the water hose as I tried to plant a couple of flowers.

He did a good job watering everything he could find.

Nothing taste better than cold water on a hot day!

I have been working on several finishes and should have it listed on the LPS and CFP shops later tonight. The dog and cat pinkeeps are from the freebie doodle from My Primitive Sampler listed a couple of post below.

Well gotta run...still have a lil' boy for another hour or so!

Happy Trails...Ginger

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Primitive Sampler
*E is for Eagle and F is for Flower*

Hope you enjoy stitching up these free lil' doodles. Use them for redwork, needle punch, rug hooking or whatever you choose.

I'll be drawing a winner for the 2 quilt tops on Thursday so be sure and leave your name on the list a couple of post below.

Happy Trails...Ginger

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Celebrating Mom's Day!

There's nothing like enjoying the company of family and friends. Treasuring moments together and enjoying a cook-out even if the day was a rainy one.

I had my nephew take a picture of us girls with Mom.

I also got one of Danny with his Mom. We are very fortunate that a big part of our family all lives so close.

My daughter Jenn and I right before she took off to visit with her mother-in-law for the afternoon.

I hope each of you had a wonderful Mother's day!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, May 8, 2009

My Primitive Sampler
*~D is for Dog~*

The little redwork sampler is coming right along. I found that if I iron a piece of freezer paper to the back of the little block before I trace on my pattern I can still see through it well enough with a lightbox to draw on my pattern and it makes the tracing so much easier. Then just peel off the paper and save it for the next block.


Here's a little tune my sis "Jane" sent me. Now I like musicals and this one is to the tune of My Favorite Things. This was sung by Julie Andrews at an AARP gathering. It sure fits how I've been feeling lately!

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favourite things.
Cadillac's and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favourite things..
When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favourite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.
Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favourite things.
Back pains, confused brains, and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short, shrunken frames,
When we remember our favourite things.
When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Quilt Top Giveaway!

Are you up for finishing a quilt top? I'm giving away 2 lap size quilt tops that just need to be finished up. Finish it up for yourself or maybe it would be a great start on a Christmas gift.

Just sign up and they could be yours. If you don't have a blog be sure and leave an email address so if you win I can let you know.

The winner will be announced on Thursday May 14th.

Happy Trails...Ginger

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Using Up and Makin' Do!

I haven't been rug hooking all that long but those worms sure do add up...woolly worms that is. I also had a scrap piece of linen and I just hate to see things go to waste (probably why my sewing room looks like it does) anyways I thought why not make do with what was already cut and for coming from the scrap basket it turned out pretty well. It's actually a little mat and it measures 9 x 9 3/4 inches.

My horse is sure on the prim side just goes to show you I am pretty much naive when it comes to drawing. Oh well it suits my fancy!

I have it listed on eBay. I haven't been keeping up with my eBay selling much lately and hope to add in a few items every few weeks. Hope you'll pop over if you have time and have a look it should be listed by Wednesday morning.

I'm hoping for some sunshine tomorrow so Sloan and I can get outside for a little while although we may have to put on some boots because of all the mud puddles. Oh well aren't lil' boys suppose to enjoy mud puddles???

Happy Trails....Ginger

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Primitive Sampler
~*C is for Cat*~

Last week we had rain most everyday and today we are still having showers. It will be good to see sunshine again but it's not in the forecast for a few more days. I'm enjoying the rainy days and cooler temperatures because it reminds me so much of fall. Soon enough the summer heat will be scorching us once again so for today I'm just enjoying the sound of the rain thumping on the roof.

My primitive sampler is coming right along. If you want the little doodle just click and print. Feel free to use it however you choose.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spring~Time Outside My Kitchen Window

I'm enjoying the green colors of spring. It's been so wet and dreary with the rains but the farmers have their ponds filled once again and the fields and gardens have been watered and everything is so green. My feathered friends are back visiting and are enjoying the feeders.

The hummingbirds are dive~bombing the feeders and at times they get as rowdy as little kids wanting a turn.

The sage in the flowerbed is growing and smells so good. Flowers are beginning to pop up and even though the temperatures are so cool it's good to have spring~time here once again.

Happy Trails....Ginger

Friday, May 1, 2009

My Primitive Sampler
~*B is for Basket*~

Happy May Day to all of you! We have been enjoying a cool day here on the prairies of Oklahoma and the rain has been falling filling the ponds.

Here's a little drawing for the primitive sampler. Feel free to use it for redwork, punchneedle, rug hooking, or folk art. Hope you enjoying making the little basket!

(Just right click and copy)

Happy Trails....Ginger